DRAMATIZES THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY A TOO-AGGRESSIVE ADOLESCENT. CHICK, A YOUNG BOY IN HIS EARLY TEENS, LARGE FOR HIS AGE, DECIDEDLY AGGRESSIVE IN HIS RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS.
Ken Smith sez: This film, with no narration, pits "Chick" Allen (the bully) against all the good kids in his class. Chick wants to mess up the class picnic, but his plans are thwarted by "Skipper," one of Chick's cronies, who has an asymmetrical head and big, floppy ears. Featuring a cast of especially bad teen actors with flat Kansas twangs; "Ginger" is particularly awful. The film ends without resolution.
TEENAGERS PROBLEMS ADOLESCENTS BULLIES GANGS SCHOOLS PICNICS KANSAS LAWRENCE BOYS CHILDREN IMMATURITY AGGRESSION HUMOR BEHAVIOR
Danger Lurks Safety
Subject: Alright remember what we said...
A film about how to handle a bully. The class committee chairman, Fred wants to handle Chick the bully's plans to destroy the class picnic. His suggestion is to do the politically correct and responsible thing. Makes sense. But can that really work with a bully who is clearly intent of not behaving socially responsible?
It's worth a try as this film suggests. But perhaps the film has another unspoken message. There are more of the class than Chick and his pee-wee crew. If diplomacy fails...we all know what comes next.
Subject: the end?
Subject: "He's sure got me buffaloed!"
Case in point:
After hearing that Chick is up to no good, one classmate nearly starts a riot (twice!) by saying in the dullest monotone imaginable: "Wait nothing. I'm going to go get him right now."
Also, try and count how many times a group of kids huddles around and says "Now listen. All we gotta do is..."
Props to the kid who played Skipper. He packed some serious drama into that meager script.
Subject: The Bully falls short
thought the actors who did Skippy and Chuck were good.
Subject: What do YOU think?
Subject: A lesson for us all
Subject: Boy, Chick, You Really Have a Problem!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: In Cold Mud
Chick the Troglodyte terrorizes smaller kids to be in his gang, and then gets them to do the dirty work of spoiling others fun. Refreshingly, most of his own class want to beat the pulp out of him, but cooler heads prevail in an attempt to give Chick one more chance to belong.
I think the kid who played Raymond went on to form his own mafia family in the Cheating short, also by Centron.
Subject: Chick and his pals are a menace 2 society!
A VERY puzzling film which features almost grown up adults being threatened by wimpy looking 10-12 year olds who look so thin, one wonders how much damage they can do. The plans they come up with to disrupt the picnic (dumping mud on the table! Setting off firecrackers!) seem ludicrous but just the thought of this terrify the older folk. The acting in this also is BAD, like SERIOUSLY. Proceed at your own caution, highly reccomended!